My name is Diane Gooding. I have been in remission from peritoneal cancer for 2 years and three months. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but my village showed up to offer me support during chemo. I was humbled by that level of support, from the neighbors that fed my husband…

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My name is Elenore Ferkel, I’m from Plymouth and I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011. I’m now in nine years remission after tandem transplants with my own stem cells. It was so hard to understand “why me!?” I kept wondering if I’m strong enough to handle this. I endured two transplants and knew…

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Dave Donovan shares his story as part of our 2020 Cancer Survivors Day. On May 26, 2020 I went to the hospital due to a dizziness and found that I have a brain tumor. I was flown to the hospital in Wilkes-Barre for surgery. I found out it was non cancerous. In June, I was…

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Jodi Lameo is a 55-year-old cancer free survivor of oral cancer and has been cancer free for six years. Throughout the month of September, we will share stories. This is the opportunity to be a part and give or receive inspiration from our fellow community members. Distance between us shouldn’t put an end to support…

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Travis Davis was our 2019 Cancer Survivors Day chair. Here is his story. After attending my first Cancer Survivors Day, I quickly realized what this day truly means. Shortly after arriving at McDade Park, I ran into a colleague. Her smile was bright, and I could see how excited she was for the event. As…

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My name is Carolyn Oravitz. I am a breast cancer survivor. Shortly after I heard my cancer diagnosis, I went to a drugstore to pick up some articles. The first thing I noticed when I entered the store was a book about surviving breast cancer. I was not shopping for books but it caught my…

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Sue Drumgould

Meet Sue Drumgould.  She has been a past attendee at our Cancer Survivors Day event. Sue celebrated 10 years of being cancer free this July. In honor of her very special day, she bought coffee cakes for the wonderful staff at the TRU unit at Allied Health Center. She also donated to the Northeast Regional…

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Sarah Shoff and her family have been attendees at Cancer Survivors Day for many years. Here is Sarah’s story. On April 7, 2015, I went in for surgery to have a large fibroid removed. They always do a biopsy of anything they remove from your body. On April 9, I received a phone call with…

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Joe Ferguson is the first story for our Virtual Cancer Survivors Day this year. Throughout the month of September, we will share stories. This is the opportunity to be a part and give or receive inspiration from our fellow community members. Distance between us shouldn’t put an end to support and togetherness. Joe Ferguson has…

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